Tag Archives: Whitehall School

‘Active shooter’ focus of school board meeting

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By Matthew Saari Dozens of concerned community members of Whitehall, teachers and parents among them, converged on the high school Monday for the monthly Board of Education meeting. If their intent was to riot and demand action of the board to implement preventive measures regarding active shooters, they never got a chance – school superintendent […]

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Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas isn’t worried. Barber looked at the monthly budget status report and saw what on the surface appeared to be some alarming deficits in some of the district’s funds, including going over by $140,557.25 in instructional […]

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Whitehall school budget vote this Tuesday

The Whitehall Board of Education presented its proposed 2013-14 budget to the public and is eyeing a tax increase of 2.19 percent. The increase is driven largely by a 9.5 percent spike in the cost of employee benefits. The district will pay an additional $381,724 for employee benefits. Nearly three-quarters of that amount is the […]

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Whitehall: A look back at 2012

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New town halls, water woes, more staffing cuts within the Whitehall School district, and a historic building reopens after a series of ambitious renovations. A beloved local event celebrates a significant milestone, the county tries to unload services, and a tiny insect invades the Champlain Canal. All of these reflect some of the top stories […]

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2012: Year in Review

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(Editors note: This is the first part of a two-part series)   New town halls, water woes, more staffing cuts within the Whitehall School district, and a historic building reopens after a series of ambitious renovations. A beloved local event celebrates a significant milestone, the county tries to unload services, and a tiny insect invades […]

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Districting eyeing program cuts

The Whitehall school district could one day face educational insolvency if increases in expenses continue to outpace state aid. According to a survey conducted by the Council of School Superintendents, more than half of New York’s school districts anticipate reaching a point within the next four years where they will be unable to provide students […]

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School seeks voter approval to replace roof

The Whitehall school district has proposed a $240,000 capital project to replace a pair of roofs at the high school and local voters will be given an opportunity to vote on the measure next month. The district has proposed the removal and replacement of the swimming pool roof and cafeteria roof at the high school. […]

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Granville, Whitehall schools receive failing grade

By Jaime Thomas and Derek Liebig A Buffalo business journal has ranked Granville and Whitehall school districts as among the poorest performing districts in Washington County, and in the bottom 10 to 20 percent in upstate New York. Buffalo Business First ranked 430 school districts across 48 counties in upstate New York (districts in New […]

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Nutritious lunches get failing grade

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New rules intended to make school meals healthier are having an unintended consequence: Hungry students and full garbage cans. “I can tell you that in regards to serving wheat breads, we are seeing lots of bread going into the garbage. They aren’t even taking the wrapper off,” said Joanne Warner, food service manager for Granville […]

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District tax rates set

Local residents that live in four of the five towns within the Whitehall School District will pay more in taxes according to the final tax rates released by the state. The tax rate will increase 5.15 percent in Whitehall, 5.3 percent in Hampton and Fort Ann, and 7.42 percent in Granville. The tax rate in […]

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Great Food – 04/26/18

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518 Wheels – 04/26/18

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Granville school principal ‘on leave’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Less than a month after a kindergarten teacher was arrested for allegedly driving drunk to […]

Fire companies to operate out of one Granville station

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Engine and Hose Company and Hook & Ladder Company have agreed to streamline emergency responses […]

Whitehall landmark to be auctioned off

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By Matthew Saari Cook Street Station, formerly Lucia’s Restaurant, formerly the Roma, will be sold to the highest bidder next […]

Whitehall firehouse earns state registry

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By Matthew Saari Earlier this year the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company’s firehouse was one of 23 properties that were submitted […]

Granville Little League parade Sunday

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been modified to amend the step-off time of the parade. The Granville Little League parade […]

Northshire Freepress – 04/20/18

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North Country Freepress – 04/20/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 04/20/18

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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

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By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it […]

Earth Day activities throughout the region

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By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to […]

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